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BillOhio

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ball joints painted with control arm or installed after?
« on: February 13, 2013, 05:33:38 PM »
Working on my 69 Z. Were the control arms painted and then the  ball  joints   riveted in place?
1969 Z28, Burgandy, numbers matching, 12,900 miles
1967 Plymouth GTX Hemi, 4 speed, dana
1961 Chrysler 300G convertible

william

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Re: ball joints painted with control arm or installed after?
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2013, 06:18:59 PM »
The control arm was assembled to the shaft with bushings and hardware, dipped in paint. Ball joint [and bumper] was installed afterwards and remained natural finish. Which in WI is rust...

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Re: ball joints painted with control arm or installed after?
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2013, 06:31:38 PM »
Of course i just painted mine yesterday and didn't think about it. Thanks William, maybe i will throw some rust colored paint on them and save nature some time.
1969 Z28, Burgandy, numbers matching, 12,900 miles
1967 Plymouth GTX Hemi, 4 speed, dana
1961 Chrysler 300G convertible